Sunday, February 5, 2012

+Timmy Smith Prison For Cocaine Distribution

+Timmy Smith Prison For Cocaine Distribution, Tim Smith, a former Hobbs, N.M., player who set a Super Bowl rushing record with the Washington Redskins in 1988, was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in federal prison for cocaine distribution.

The 42-year-old former running back also was ordered to pay $88,000 in back child support and must report to prison by July 10.
His brother, Christopher Smith, 35, was sentenced May 12 to five years of probation.

The two were indicted by a federal grand jury in October. Tim Smith pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution and Christopher Smith pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting cocaine distribution.

They were arrested Sept. 30 and charged with possession of 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute. Police said Tim Smith sold about 20 ounces of the drug to an undercover officer for $13,600.

Smith rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins' 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in the title game. He last played in the NFL in 1990 with the Dallas Cowboys.

He lives in Denver and had worked as a detention officer at the Gilliam Youth Services Center. He resigned shortly before he was indicted.